We are occasionally asked why our products don’t directly import point ascii files.
Keep in mind that TXT/ASC files can contain anything (even the paragraphs of this post content) so we process it differently. We have a Point > File > Convert Text which handles any text file, regardless of the delimiter. It lets you preview the content, specify the delimiter and column order then parse the results into a defined point format.
If your ascii files are P,N,E,Z,D you can simply change the extension to .AUF and the program would read the files directly.